I haven’t been blogging as much – nor visiting many cheese factories lately – as I, like so many other people, am trying to squeeze out all the fun I can from summer! It HAS been fun and busy for sure. Here’s one of our adventures that I had yet to record.
Earlier this summer, I took the kids on a road trip to meet a dear friend and her child at a farm. This place is awesome as you can go in the pens with the animals. We were catching chickens, feeding goats, meeting pigs, riding ponies, and petting the many farm kitties. It was a blast! My friend & I also made our debut appearance as goat herders, catching a stray goat and directing it back into the pen. Besides the goats who tried eating our shoes, they were quite adorable! See my daughter feeding them below:My son wasn’t so much into the animals and just wanted to be held or sit on the antique tractor. I did get a picture of him in these cute wagons though. Needless to say that excursion wore my kids out, so while they snoozed in the car on the ride back, I sought out a cheese factory along our drive. I briefly stopped at Baker’s Cheese – a place that my relatives rave about. We were already big fans of their smoked string cheese, so I knew the store would have some more cheese-awesomeness.
While they don’t have the best cheese billboard ever, they have a small, quaint shop with delicious string cheese and several other varieties. Here’s what I bought: aged cheddar cheese, smoked string cheese bites (it wasn’t the correct weight, so they put a “we goofed” sticker on it), and FRESH string cheese.
I think everyone in Wisconsin knows that when cheese is fresh it SQUEAKS! This string cheese was squeaky good. I only hope everyone can experience eating cheese fresh from the factory like I did! AMAZING! We continue to buy the smoked string cheese from the grocery store, but I still long to go back to the factory for another supply of the fresh, squeaky stuff.
- Ellsworth Co-op Creamery’s Cheese Curds Flight (marcellathecheesemonger.com)
- Wisconsin cheese curds: America’s best regional food? (usatoday.com)